Themes Of Junior In The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian

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Have you ever lost someone you loved or was important in your life? Well Junior has, he has lost many people in his life. He has gone to a total of 42 funerals in his lifetime and he is only 14. You will find out more about Junior in the novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. Most of the people Junior has lost were due to alcohol. Alcohol is an epidemic within the Indian reservation as well as all over the world. There are many themes present in the book The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. One particular theme that is present throughout the story is that alcoholism kills and ruins lives.

In this section I will use quotes to show and prove why Junior hates alcohol and how it affects him as well as others. My first quote is “Yep, my grandmother was pow-wow famous. Everybody loved her; she loved everybody. In facts, last week, she was walking back home from a mini pow-wow at the Spokane Tribal Community Center, when she was struck and killed by a drunk driver” (Alexie 156 -157). I used
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So why is this theme important? Why should the reader care. This theme is important because it shows how alcohol can affect and damage lives. It shows the aftermath of getting drunk and what horrible things can happen while you are drunk. It is important to know that this might happen to the reader if they consume alcohol. This might happen to a person they love. It might happen to a stranger that the reader doesn’t know, but it will affect that stranger and will change their life completely. Many people have been changed because of the epidemic of alcohol. Many more people will get changed because of alcohol. Many more lives will be changed, the reader might be changed because of this. That is why it is important for the reader to learn and understand this throughout this
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